[GRLUG] sysadmin job opening

Bob Kline bob.kline at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 10:01:00 EST 2010

Uhmmm,  isn't execution speed and
coding speed the usual tradeoff with
high level languages?  A shell script
can get small things done in a hurry.
No one expects it to execute fast.  Or
should anyway.

Isn't it usually the case that one
needs a compiled version of high
level code before the speed improves?
As in an order of magnitude and more?

High level languages keep people
from having to learn things like assembly
language and "C,"  reduce expensive
labor costs, and exploit cheaper, faster
hardware, but I'd of thought that it was
clear what the price of them is.

They are relatively slow. You never get
it all.

    -- Bob

On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 9:43 AM, Bruce Smith <blubdog at gmail.com> wrote:

> One of the major things I've heard people complain about PHP over the
> years is the [lack of] performance.  I've only used PHP on low usage
> websites, so I haven't seen the problem myself.
> Although it appears that Facebook uses PHP, and they rewrote the PHP
> runtime from scratch to improve performance.  It sounds like they will
> be releasing their code soon.  Hopefully it will give PHP the
> performance boost it appears to need.
> http://www.sdtimes.com/blog/post/2010/01/30/Facebook-rewrites-PHP-runtime.aspx
>  - BS
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